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Posted February 25, 2015in Film Review

Play on

If you could break life down into a series of Venn diagrams, at the point where the circles for “people who like sports” and “people who like movies” intersect, you [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in The Sound

Sardinas does it his way

Eric Sardinas is a road warrior. He’s one of those guys who never seem to find commercial success, even in the face of blinding talent. Sardinas makes up for the [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in Locker Room

New tournament, new experiences

You can’t really know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes…or, in this case, ridden in their wheels. This weekend at Courage League Sports (4405 121st St. in [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in On the Move

Gas Lamp building bought by Kum & Go

Officials announced in February that Kum & Go has purchased the building housing the Gas Lamp, leaving the future of the bar in question. Frankie Farrell, who owns the Gas [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in Food Dude

503 completes Eighth Street evolution

Neighborhoods evolve mysteriously. A few years and one sexual harassment lawsuit ago, Eighth Street in West Des Moines was the center of the Iowa restaurant universe with Jimmy’s American Café, [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in What the?

Next week’s photo: This week’s winner: “The Vatican’s Undercover Vice Squad.” -Jim McCool Runners-up: “Hope this doesn’t become a habit.” -Lynne Chandleet   “Warning: Drinking promotes bad habits!” -Rod R. [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in On The Tube

Lonely Guy

“House of Cards” Friday, Feb. 27 (Netflix) It’s always been crazy-good, but is “House of Cards” just more crazy than good? Now-President Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) rise to the top [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in Center Stage

No sex in the funhouse

Frances and Peter Hunter get a lot of visitors for newlyweds. The couple has a crazy and busy time of things in “No Sex Please, We’re British,” now enjoying an [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in Sound Notes

It is once again time for the Nate Niceswanger’s monthly Des Moines Music Collectors Show. The event takes place at the downtown Holiday Inn and features collectors hawking CDs, LPs, [...]

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Posted February 25, 2015in Joe's Neighborhood

A bird’s eye view of wrestling

You couldn’t make it? Too bad. It was Iowana at its best. From across the state, young men and women came to compete at the Iowa High School State Wrestling [...]

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